Cape Fear Community College

College Transfer

Interpretation of Your Scores

ENGLISH: First, look at your writing and reading placement scores. Placement into the ENG courses is based on the lower of the two scores: reading or writing. To interpret your scores, refer to Table 1 below. The examples below the table should enhance your understanding of placement scores.

 

Table 1- The Placement Test Advising Guide for English

 

 

ACCUPLACER (CPT)

ASSET

Course To Take

Writing

86 – 120

41 – 55

ENG 111

(If proficient in Reading and Writing Skills)

66 – 85

39 – 40

ENG 095

41 – 65

35 – 38

ENG 085

36 – 40

23 – 34

ENG 075

20 - 35
none
English Foundations

Reading

80 – 120

41 – 55

ENG 111

(If proficient in Reading and Writing Skills)

57 – 79

39 – 40

ENG 095

39 – 56

35 – 38

  ENG 085*

34 – 38

23 - 34

ENG 075

20 - 33
none
English Foundations

First Example: If you took the ASSET Placement test and scored a 29 on the writing and a 38 on the reading, you will be placed into ENG 075.

 

 

Second Example: If you took the ASSET Placement test and scored a 41 on the writing and a 38 on the reading, you must take ENG 085. * Placement into course is based on the lower of the two grades.

 

 

Third Example: You took the ASSET Placement test and scored a 41 on the reading and a 40 on the writing tests. What course should you select? "But I missed it by one point" is not the correct answer! The scores are scaled, and one point may represent an entire section. You will be placed into ENG 095!

 

 

Fourth Example: If you took the ACCUPLACER (CPT) Placement test and scored a 36 on the writing and a 38 on the reading, you will be placed into ENG 075.

Fifth Example: If you took the ACCUPLACER (CPT) Placement test and scored a 64 on the writing and a 56 on the reading, you must take ENG 085. * Placement into course is based on the lower of the two grades.

 

 

 

Reading and Writing and What Else?


If you scored below a 41 in reading and below a 41 in writing on the ASSET Placement test, or below an 86 in writing and below an 80 in reading on the ACCUPLACER (CPT) test you are limited to taking the following classes:

ACA 122

ART 111

ART 121

ART 122

ART 131

ART 132

ART 171

ART 212

ART 214

ART 231

ART 232

ART 240

ART 241

ART 245

ART 246

ART 247

ART 248

ART 250

ART 251

ART 252

ART 261

ART 262

ART 264

ART 265

ART 266

 

ART 267

ART 271

ART 281

ART 282

ART 283

ART 284

ART 285

ART 286

ART 288

COM 111

COM 160

COM 251

COM 252

CTS 115

DRA 111

DRA 120

DRA 126

DRA 128

DRA 130

DRA 131

DRA 135

DRA 136

DRA 140

DRA 141

DRA 142

DRA 145

 

 

DRA 147

DRA 170

DRA 171

DRA 175

DRA 176

DRA 230

DRA 231

DRA 240

DRA 260

DRA 270

DRA 271

DRA 275

DRA 276

HUM 120

HUM 121

HUM 122

HUM 140

HUM 150

HUM 170

MUS 110

MUS 111

MUS 112

MUS 113

MUS 114

MUS 121

MUS 122

 

MUS 123

MUS 131

MUS 132

MUS 135

MUS 136

MUS 137

MUS 138

MUS 141

MUS 142

MUS 151

MUS 152

MUS 161

MUS 162

MUS 175

MUS 176

MUS 210

MUS 211

MUS 212

MUS 214

MUS 215

MUS 221

MSU 222

MUS 231

MUS 232

MUS 235

MUS 236

 

MUS 237

MUS 238

MUS 241

MUS 242

MUS 251

MUS 252

MUS 253

MUS 261

MUS 262

MUS 271

MUS 272

PED 113

PED 120

PED 125

PED 128

PED 129

PED 130

PED 131

PED 143

PED 145

PED 147

PED 148

PED 149

PED 170

PED 210

SPA 141


 

Reminder:  MAT 070 and 080 require math prerequisites and reading corequisites.  Other math classes require math prerequisites only and no reading prerequisites.  Students may enroll in some math classes while they take the classes listed above.

*** Not all classes are available in all semesters. Other courses may be available but have prerequisites.  Please refer to your CFCC  Student Handbook for complete information.  


If you took the ASSET Placement test and scored a 41 on the reading but a 40 or less on the writing test

 

OR

If you took the ACCUPLACER (CPT) Placement test and scored an 80 on the reading but an 85 or less on the writing test,

you will be allowed to take Social and Behavioral Science courses: anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

 

MATH

If you do not have the appropriate math curricullum course or math placement test before enrolling in CFCC, you must take the numerical or arithmetic and the algebra placement tests. If you qualify for MAT 060 - Essential Mathematics, you must complete the course with a grade of "C" or better before you may enroll in a higher level math course.

Interpreting Placement Scores for Math: See the Math Flow Chart or table below.

Table 2 - The Placement Test Advising Guide for Math

 

ACCUPLACER (CPT)

ASSET

Course To Take

Arithmetic

Numerical Skills

MAT 101

(Proficient in Numerical Skills)

55 – 120

41 – 55

29 - 54

25 - 40

MAT 060*

  20 - 28

23 - 24

Math Foundations

Elementary Algebra

Elementary Algebra

  

55 – 74

41 - 55

MAT 080 or MAT 115,120,121,140, or CHM 131

20 – 54

23 – 40

 MAT 070*

(If arithmetic score is 55 or above)

Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

  

75 – 120

41 – 55

MAT 155, 171,175

55 – 74

30 – 40

MAT 080 or MAT 115,120,121,140, or CHM 131

20 – 54

23 – 29

MAT 070*

(If arithmetic score is 55 or above)

 

English and Math Foundation Courses by Mr. Patrick Pittman, Director of Career and Testing Services

Students are often placed in the English and Math Foundation classes according to their placement test scores.  Registration is not handled through the normal registration process.  Students are registered in the class by the instructor.  These courses do not count for curriculum enrollment but will help satisfy hourly requirements for insurance and other benefits purposes.

English Foundations: Registration is held every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 PM, room A404. (Call 362-7179 for more information)

Math Foundations (MAT 050): Registration is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 PM, room S409. (Call 362-7179 for more information)

Classes meet for 9 weeks and then take a break.  Please remember that you may register any night that the class meets.    The meeting schedule for next year's classes is as follows:


Foundation Classes

2010 SUMMER

May 19 - July 22 (no classes May 31, June 1, July 5, and 6)

2010 FALL

August 2 - September 30 (no classes September 6 and 7)

October 11 - December 9 (no classes November 24 and 25)

English Foundations:

Registration is held every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 pm (Call 362-7179 for more information)

Math Foundations:

Registration is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm or every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 pm (Call 362-7179 for more information)

Students may register any night that the class meets.

NOTE: If your program of study is not math-intensive and MAT 140- Survey of Mathematics is an option, you may take MAT 140; this course does not prepare you for a higher level math course. If you elect to take MAT 140, you must take the correresponding lab, MAT 140A. The lab section should correspond with the lecture section. Example: MAT 140 and MAT 140A, Section 04. Reminder: MAT 140 is not listed in every college transfer program.